Christina Mendez, Thomas Sass, and Tom Leonard to help drive new MCS initiative
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today announces the launch of its Managed Care Services (MCS) platform and three associated appointments to its U.S. Accident, Health and Life team.
The managed care health market has become a strategic priority for Aon Benfield given the evolving risk relationships among various healthcare organizations and their growing need for innovative risk and capital solutions. MCS will focus on the evolving needs of the health market and provide new, integrated risk and capital programs through HMO Reinsurance, Provider Excess, Medical Excess and Employer Stop Loss programs, including Carve-Out risk solutions, Specialty Excess, and capital-motivated solutions.
Bob Black, Executive Managing Director, said: “Aon Benfield is uniquely positioned for the managed care market through its ability to provide a holistic approach and customized solutions utilizing our specialized network of healthcare experts in all key areas.”
Reporting to Mr. Black, three senior executives have been appointed to the Managed Care Services Team as part of Aon Benfield’s U.S. Accident, Health and Life reinsurance group to expand the group’s significant footprint in the healthcare marketplace, specifically around managed care organizations and the evolving risk relationships between providers, health plans and employers:
- Christina Mendez – Christina is a Managing Director within Aon Benfield’s Los Angeles office. For more than 18 years, Christina has specialized in managed care, working exclusively with managed care organizations nationwide to analyze and structure re/insurance programs to support evolving risk models, including customized program design and placement.
- Thomas Sass – A Managing Director, Thomas is based at the firm’s Minneapolis office. With over 30 years of healthcare experience, he will assist clients in identifying, evaluating and placing tailored capital and risk solutions.
- Tom Leonard – Tom is a Managing Director and health actuary who joined Aon in 2010 and recently became part of Aon Benfield Analytics. He has over 20 years’ experience in the accident, health and life insurance industry and will be responsible for providing the data and analyses supporting Managed Care reinsurance solutions.
Mr. Black added: “We are pleased to have Christina, Thomas, and Tom lead Aon Benfield’s strategic direction in this dynamic business segment. Managing risk is an increasingly important part of the U.S. healthcare landscape, and so we are excited to launch the MCS platform and bring new capabilities to our clients.”